Fall has arrived, and with it came flu and respiratory virus season. Konza Prairie Community Health wants to help you and your family stay safe and healthy. Get up-to-date on vaccinations for flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Anyone can get a respiratory virus infection, but some people have a higher risk of getting very sick from it. Babies, pregnant people, older adults, and people with certain chronic health conditions have a higher risk of serious complications from flu, COVID-19, and RSV.
PREVENTION IS THE BEST TREATMENT
Vaccines are the first and safest way to build immunity from a virus. The immunity you gain from vaccination can reduce your risk of infection and becoming very sick if you do get infected. CDC recommends that all people age 6 months and older receive the most current vaccines for flu and COVID-19.
If you are 60 years or older, talk to your Konza healthcare provider to see if RSV vaccination is right for you. CDC also recommends RSV antibody treatment for all infants younger than 8 months, some older at-risk babies, and people who are pregnant.
Call Konza to schedule your vaccines or send a message through the patient portal.
JC and Chapman: 785-238-4711
Whatever your healthcare needs are, Konza Prairie Community Health is here for you. If you don’t have a primary medical provider, please call us to establish care.
IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS
- Stay home, rest, and drink plenty of fluids
- Use over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever and body aches
- For most viral illnesses you can return to class or work when you have been fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving
IF YOU HAVE SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID OR INFLUENZA
- Contact your Konza medical provider about proven, effective treatments that can reduce the length and severity of illness
- It is recommended you stay home for 5 days from the start of your symptoms
GET TESTED OR SEE A MEDICAL PROVIDER IF…
- You are sick and are at an increased risk of severe illness due to medical conditions
- Your symptoms get worse or your develop trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, dizziness or other symptoms that are concerning to you.
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